Academy Trusts that run most of our schools are held accountable directly by Government. The DfE cannot have effective control of over 7000 schools, with ineffective control and oversight of budgets. Trusts are allowed to short change the education without due scrutiny. With reports that 8 out of 10 academies running a deficit budget, savings will be made and the education of our kids will suffer..
A report by the National Association of Headteachers have found that early year providers are struggling to deliver the 30hrs a week free child care that has been pledged. 81% of respondants to the survey say that funding is insufficient.
Data obtained by the National Deaf children’s society, suggest that a third of councils will be cutting budgets for deaf children. Is this a direct consequence of Austerity?
The government has launched a green paper on Children’s mental health, the Government is rolling out plans to pilot schemes in a fifth of the country, by 2022/23. These new mental health teams will provide support and along side them extra targets to meet. I ask what about desparately ill children now? where is the extra support that is needed? Again too little, too late..
Do our children get a fair deal from this Tory Government? Well they don’t vote do they!